Fox joins an earlier signee, prep forward/center Leah Kebler (Midland/Dow), as FSU's current recruits for the 2009-10 campaign to date.
The 6-1 Fox is currently averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per contest as a senior this season at Pioneer High School in Royal Center, Indiana. She was also named to the Logansport Savings Bank Cass County All-Tournament Team for her play in the event earlier this campaign under head coach Darren McKaig.
"We normally don't recruit outside of the state, but Katy's AAU team attended our team camp this summer and we were extremely impressed with the little things she could do," Dorow said. "She posts up strong and sets massive screens to open up the floor for herself and for her teammates. Katy thrives on doing the dirty-work (defending and rebounding) and is determined to make her team better."
Fox scored 14 points per game and pulled down eight rebounds an outing as a junior for the Panthers during the 2007-08 season when she attained All-Midwest Conference accolades. She was an honorable mention all-league pick as a sophomore after averaging 10 points and seven boards per contest.
"Katy did not get much recognition on her AAU team, but they won a lot of games and she takes pride in the fact that she is a great teammate," said Dorow. "The minute a team overlooks her, she is capable of putting big numbers on the board and has the ability to step up to the many challenges presented at the collegiate level.
"We are so excited that she chose to become a Bulldog and it will certainly be a pleasure to work with her and watch her progress over the next four years."
Ferris State, which advanced to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history two years ago, wrapped up the 2007-08 season with a 17-12 overall record and placed tied for third in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division with a 11-7 league mark.
The Bulldogs are midst a current 15-day layoff this season and won't return to action until they Marygrove in their final non-conference game of the campaign on Monday, Dec. 29, with tipoff set for 6 p.m. (EST) inside FSU's Wink Arena at Big Rapids, Mich. FSU resumes GLIAC play on Thursday, Jan. 8, by visiting Lake Superior State for a 5:30 p.m. (EST) encounter in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.